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by Convert
Tue May 03, 2022 4:57 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Who is left
Replies: 109
Views: 12245

Re: Who is left

I miss you all terribly, thanks for being a part of my tech life for so long.
by Convert
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"
Replies: 32
Views: 3541

Re: For movies on disc (yeah), do you ever register your "digital copy?"

My wife has been bugging me for weeks to redeem some for her. Haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm curious if the hassle is worth it too.
by Convert
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 252
Views: 30391

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

I'd say he falls into that category :lol:
by Convert
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Fast USB Thumb Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3174

Re: Fast USB Thumb Drive

Oh I'm already using MDT to create the bootable thumb drive, albeit it's a fully contained one. The customer has very strict security requirements. One of them is that while we are on-site, the entire network is physically turned off and we aren't allowed to spin up a temporary network. We can't hav...
by Convert
Tue Apr 23, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: Fast USB Thumb Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3174

Re: Fast USB Thumb Drive

Samsung's Bar drives should be a bit faster (say 25-50MB/sec depending on the type of data being transferred, with the 128/256 drives being faster than the 32/64), but no USB flash drive is going to be particularly good in the writes department. Is it necessary to have a completely separate flash d...
by Convert
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Storage
Topic: Fast USB Thumb Drive
Replies: 12
Views: 3174

Fast USB Thumb Drive

Hey there gerbils! I've been doing some offline mass imaging of systems using the SanDisk Ultra Flair 64GB USB3 drive. The reads are fine for my task, as the systems run mechanical drives, but the write speed is atrocious at around 10-15MB sustained. Since the imaging is offline, I have a rather lar...
by Convert
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.
Replies: 252
Views: 30391

Re: Stumbled on a new project this weekend.

This just keeps getting better, thanks for sharing SS! If you need to get a new tube, how do you source that? Just used ones that are still in good shape? I googled around and came across this article: https://gizmodo.com/as-crt-supplies-vanish-the-classic-arcade-machine-is-vi-1792968855 I've though...
by Convert
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Big release day for Intel
Replies: 55
Views: 8713

Re: Big release day for Intel

You really aren't benefiting the community by going to the extremes that you do. The normal trolls are just your regular background noise found everywhere. Your reactions to trolls, or people just as highly opinionated as you, make you sound like a megaphone. Even when I agree with you, you make the...
by Convert
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 31530

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

TR literally wants to win the lottery so someone can pay reviewers to keep doing what TR has always done, all because the business model isn't self sustainable anymore. Aside from the part where I'm literally not employed by the site any longer and speaking only in a personal capacity, you may want...
by Convert
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 31530

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

I agree with you 100%. I'm also trying to be realistic about what is immediately feasible and, from my perspective, any kind of site reboot is unlikely under the current regime. To date, my understanding is that the subscription option has been a nice bit of supplemental income, but it's still sign...
by Convert
Fri Mar 22, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: The Back Porch
Topic: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!
Replies: 251
Views: 31530

Re: No... not him! Don't tell me they got him too!

I don’t like youtube reviews myself and I never understood the appeal compared to the standard reviews. But it was obvious that’s where things were going and where the money was. It’s not like TR had to nuke all their articles and redirect the URL to their youtube page, but they also weren’t going t...
by Convert
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: CHUCKULA IS GOING AMD..... CONFIRMED!!!!
Replies: 22
Views: 4919

Re: CHUCKULA IS GOING AMD..... CONFIRMED!!!!

Most people who hate on a company usually just feign owning both brands. I'm impressed by your dedication and spending $85 of your marketing funds purely to make such a claim.

I'm only suspiciously kidding of course.

P.S. Thanks for the cheese sauce recipe!
by Convert
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Nest Camera Experiences - Bandwidth for 10+ Devices?
Replies: 2
Views: 2136

Re: Nest Camera Experiences - Bandwidth for 10+ Devices?

I reached out to ask if they had Nest Aware and apparently they do, so that would help explain the issues. Now to convince the installer.
by Convert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Networking
Topic: Upgrading internet connection, time to upgrade firewall -- recommendations?
Replies: 28
Views: 9660

Re: Upgrading internet connection, time to upgrade firewall -- recommendations?

SecretSquirrel wrote:
Don't know if the extra for the Edgerouter-4, plus the rack kit, is worth it.

--SS

I have the ER4 with the rack kit. I only have a 100mb connection but I'd be happy to answer any questions you might have.
by Convert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: General Hardware
Topic: Nest Camera Experiences - Bandwidth for 10+ Devices?
Replies: 2
Views: 2136

Nest Camera Experiences - Bandwidth for 10+ Devices?

I'm working on an issue that Nest support has been less than helpful about. I've posted to their user forums for additional community help but I saw a few tumbleweeds for responses to most inquiries. I thought someone here has had some experience with them and could help. I stupidly helped install U...
by Convert
Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V
Replies: 16
Views: 6586

Re: Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V

It's an image reconstruction server for medical 3d imaging. Honestly it smells like some kind of rebranded HP or something commissioned from them, I wasn't aware that HP did custom stuff without branding though? It's using a common slot PSU that only outputs 12v and slots directly to the motherboard...
by Convert
Sun Dec 30, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V
Replies: 16
Views: 6586

Re: Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V

My understanding was that you could just cut the trace and solder the 5v pads and forget the pot, but perhaps it still plays a roll. Several reviewers state it didn't work as intended (their fault or the design) so I guess it could still be needed. Wall warts have tended to be on the noisier side fr...
by Convert
Sun Dec 30, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V
Replies: 16
Views: 6586

Re: Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V

I was looking at the switching versions but the reviews made me worried given what I was powering. Since I don't know much about this stuff it makes it hard to distinguish between user error and crappy designs. That's one of the reasons I was interested in the LM7805 since it seemed like a slightly ...
by Convert
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Cases and Power Supplies
Topic: Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V
Replies: 16
Views: 6586

Converting 12V (PCIE) power to 5V

I have a fairly proprietary system that is powered by switching PSU that only seems to output 12v. The mainboard has a 10pin header that outputs 12v so you can power PCIE video cards (obviously it's a unique connector, but the breakout cable is a dual 2x3 PCIE power cable). I have no intention on in...
by Convert
Tue Nov 27, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Best Webcam/Camera For Still Images?
Replies: 5
Views: 6967

Re: Best Webcam/Camera For Still Images?

Thank you both for the suggestions! I thought about a dSLR, the biggest issue is space, though it would definitely be more than sufficient for the quality I'm after. A webcam really is perfect for the size requirements and there will be rare cases where it will service dual purpose as a teleconferen...
by Convert
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Best Webcam/Camera For Still Images?
Replies: 5
Views: 6967

Best Webcam/Camera For Still Images?

Yeah I know you'd usually read that as "Best Webcam For Twitch" or something, but some of us have work to do. /get off my lawn I'm working on a project that will use a webcam/usb camera/whatever the heck will work to take still images of paper documents using Microsoft's Lens application. ...
by Convert
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Storage
Topic: SSD endurance in 2018?
Replies: 43
Views: 6634

Re: SSD endurance in 2018?

My 850 Pro at work has 164TB written to it, it's about 3 years old. I don't feel like I really use my work PC all that much, since most work is done at customer sites, so that's a head scratcher.
by Convert
Thu Nov 01, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Hot Deals
Topic: RX470 4GB for $90
Replies: 6
Views: 4021

Re: RX470 4GB for $90

It was definitely gone earlier, but now it's back for me.
by Convert
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 7806

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

The EVGA 2080Ti I had on pre-order from B&H was supposed to ship today, when I checked on it they removed the ETA and support says they've received 0 cards and have no word when they will. :cry: Very early user reviews on other sites for the EVGA cards though do complain about loud fan noise and...
by Convert
Mon Oct 01, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 7806

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

I didn't think you were arguing against me per se, I just didn't think the following could be something you could say with confidence. I have many friends with more money than sense and I see how they spend this kind of money on hobbies. $1000+ bikes, $1000 kayaks. When our hobbies intertwine I'm t...
by Convert
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 7806

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

I'm not quite sure how you can measure how much fun other people are having, compare it to yours, and be sure that you're having just as much of it, but okie dokie! FWIW fun isn't the only objective with a hobby (though I admit it should be a main criteria). What I am really trying to get across is...
by Convert
Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Graphics
Topic: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?
Replies: 62
Views: 7806

Re: RTX 2080 / Ti similar to iPhone X launch?

Are you waiting for retail availability of the already-launched models (XC, XC Ultra) or later models like the FTW3 or Kingpin versions? https://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=11G-P4-2487-KR Good chance it will be a unicorn so I’ll keep my eye on the XC product lineup as well. I preordered t...
by Convert
Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Linux, Unix, and Assorted Madness
Topic: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people
Replies: 16
Views: 5454

Re: Linus Torvalds to stop flaming people

Some forum members could benefit from this. Then again we all could. But really some forum members first.
by Convert
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 5126

Re: Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?

The curve radius is usually 1800R or 2000R. No way he's going to sit 1.8M from the screen, right? The side screens will be at the wrong angle if he sticks to the screen's curve only. This never occurred to me. I'm tasked with setting up and planning a custom desk layout for him so I guess I need to...
by Convert
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Visual Haven
Topic: Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?
Replies: 17
Views: 5126

Curved Screens General Impressions + How does it look with 3?

I've heard a few people comment about upgrading to a single curved screen and saying it took some adjustment to sit center to the screen because it was distracting/weird if you were off center at all. people have also mentioned that while it's nice for gaming, normal reading and web browsing is dist...
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